Webfluential sets its sights on Africa

16:14 PM (12 Hours ago) People on the Move
Webfluential, an industry-leading Influencer Marketing platform, has announced that it is investing in its growth in Africa by introducing an agency partner programme and Cape Town based office.

REVLON sponsors colourful Cancervive Ride

16:02 PM (12 Hours ago) CSI
REVLON is proud to be the headline sponsor of Cancervive, a dynamic survivor driven NGO that dedicates itself to cancer awareness, cancer education and keeping the Cancer Conversation alive.

Stimorol is looking for brand ambassadors

12:46 PM (15 Hours ago) Advertising News

To inspire South Africans to pick up the habit of chewing gum, Stimorol will be launching a new TV commercial and YFM radio campaign around the benefits of chewing Stimorol, as well as encouraging them to swop a bad habit for a good one. 

Port Elizabeth is welcomed to the Neighbourhood

12:23 PM (16 Hours ago) Media News

After the launch of Sunday Times Neighbourhood editions for the Johannesburg, Pretoria and KZN regions at the beginning of July, a full-colour weekly property and lifestyle insertion will be included with copies of the Weekend Post in Port Elizabeth as from Saturday, 5 September.

YouTube is the new black

11:55 AM (16 Hours ago) Opinion
It was not that long ago that the verb to Google was added to the English language. Not that far behind it was the verb to YouTube; a visual Google as it were. The terms are now common place in the English language but the real question is how effectively are South African brands utilising this virtually untapped social media marketing tool to reach their target markets?

International industry leaders to speak at Music Exchange 2015

11:38 AM (16 Hours ago) Events
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Music Exchange (#MEX15) is South Africa’s premier music, film and entertainment programme running in Cape Town on Friday, 25 and Saturday, 26 September 2015 – and in tow are the world’s most respected names in the business.

The influence of media internships

11:35 AM (16 Hours ago) Editorial Desk

A newsroom is an unforgiving environment, and quite frankly a terrifying place for a recent graduate to find themselves in, because although journalism degrees equip students with the theoretical knowledge of the industry, real-life experience is what enables them to slide right into the media machine.

SPARK Media takes Eskom's 49m campaign to new heights

11:25 AM (16 Hours ago) Advertising News
For a period of seven months, Eskom ran its 49m campaign on SPARK Media’s Dealfinder and Local News Network sites. The campaign called on consumers to ‘know your number’, indicating either a high or low level of power usage within the home.

The ‘so what’ marketing analysis on mobile growth in South Africa

8:55 AM (19 Hours ago) Opinion
It’s an obvious truth that South African mobile penetration is at an all-time high. The Cape Times has just reported a 100% rise in mobile commerce since 2013. So says Ben Evans, managing director, Digital Portfolio Ogilvy & Mather South Africa.

Watts what with Derek

8:11 AM (20 Hours ago) In Focus

He’s graced South Africa’s TV screens every Sunday night for the last 27 years. Reporting from the tops of mountains and the middle of conflict or chatting to celebrities, criminals and peacemakers. Derek Watts is one of the most recognisable faces of investigative journalism in our country and says curiosity is what has always spurred him on.

Rouge releases her new single featuring Reason

7:57 AM (20 Hours ago) Entertainment
2015 has been an amazing year for South African music, hip hop in particular where we've seen various artists join forces to bring some of the best collaborations to life. 

Red Carpet Concepts appointed to look after Webersburg’s communications needs

7:36 AM (20 Hours ago) New Accounts
Bespoke PR, Marketing, Social Media and Events agency, Red Carpet Concepts (RCC), has announced its appointment by Webersburg Wine Estate.

New marketing and brand manager for MadWorld Group

17:31 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
The MadWorld Group has appointed Lucky Sithole as its new marketing and brand manager. Sithole, a Durban native, joined the group’s Cape Town office in August 2015.

Idols SA Top 16 Guys kick off season 11's first live show

17:06 PM (Yesterday) Media News
The live Spectaculars for Idols SA season 11 kicked off on a high note at Pretoria’s State Theatre on Sunday, 30 August with a spirited group performance by this season’s Top 16 Guys of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ smash hit, Uptown Funk.

Digital marketing helps SMEs to punch above their weight

16:58 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
For most entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses, the realm of the internet, social media and digital marketing is a world that is the sole preserve of big businesses with deep pockets. However, nothing could be further from the truth, says Ethel Nyembe, head of Small Enterprise at Standard Bank.

Why you need PR during a crisis

16:14 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
Brands and businesses make mistakes all the time. It’s perfectly normal. But what happens when these mistakes take place in the public eye? A public crises has the potential to not only embarrass stakeholders but it can destroy a brand’s reputation altogether.

Hisense to sponsor the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour

15:32 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News

Hisense has jumped onboard as technology sponsor of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, the world’s freestyle motocross champs set to amaze fans at the South African leg.

SPHEctacula and DJ Naves to release Kings Of The Weekend this September

15:09 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
South Africa’s dynamic DJ duo, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, are set to release their highly anticipated debut album aptly titled as they are known, Kings Of The Weekend, on Friday, 4 September 2015. 

Cell C Girl Child Institute welcomes Dolly Mokgatle

14:56 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News

Dolly Mokgatle has been announced as the new patron for the Cell C Girl Child Institute of Mentorship. More than half of South Africans between the ages of 15 and 29 are unemployed. These Institute of Race Relations statistic includes many school leavers with matric and tertiary qualifications.

7 steps to setting up a better digital marketing campaign

14:39 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
Marketing your brand message to a digital audience can seem a daunting process but if you follow these easy steps you should quickly find yourself on track to a complete digital advertising campaign. So says Gavin Coetzee, a digital researcher for amaSocial.

Theatre on the Square to play host to award-winning one person show C Sharp C Blunt

14:21 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
The Auto & General Theatre on the Square is delighted to once again host a dynamic production from India as part of the ever popular Shared History Festival

LexisNexis fulfils local NGO’s wish list

14:15 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Local anti-human trafficking organisation, Red Light South Africa received two much-needed laptops and food hampers from LexisNexis South Africa. The sponsorship was handed over on Damon Beard’s Big Favour on East Coast Radio and forms part of LexisNexis’ mission to create awareness around human trafficking.

Judging panel announced for 2015 Galliova Awards

14:01 PM (Yesterday) Awards
South African culinary heritage is the theme of this year’s Galliova Food and Health Writers’ Awards. Organisers have secured a judging panel of foodie personalities who represent vibrant local cultures and have first-hand experience of five-star food journalism. 

August/September edition of Strategic Marketing focuses on the demand for digital marketing skills

13:20 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
In just five years, the time most individuals spend on the Internet every day has almost doubled. Given that this is a trend which has still to peak, it’s unsurprising that demand for digital marketing skills is outstripping supply, both in South Africa and abroad. 

BBC Earth survey reveals South Africans want to get closer to nature

13:07 PM (Yesterday) Media News
The majority of South African people (91%) think spending time outdoors with nature is important, and over three quarters (80%) wish they could have a closer connection with nature, according to new research unveiled by BBC Earth. 

October is the month of the butterfly

12:57 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
With World Hospice Palliative Care Day taking place globally on Saturday, 10 October, the world comes together and speaks out in support of those giving and receiving palliative care. The theme this year is Hidden Lives, Hidden Patients - Compassion & Care for All. 

Blast Brand Catalysts puts Italtile’s marvel range on trend

12:39 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News

It’s not every day that one thinks about tiles. With client Italtile, the creative team at Blast Brand Catalysts (BBC) ponders little else.

Grey Africa promotes Huibri Schalkwyk to PR and Social Business Unit Director

12:35 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Grey Africa is delighted to announce the appointment of Huibri Schalkwyk to the position of PR & Social Business Unit Director. To date, Schalkwyk has been PR account director of Grey Africa. 

Gigi Lamayne’s Jungle Fever is taking off

10:47 AM (Yesterday) Media News

Four-time South African Hip Hop Award winner, Gigi Lamayne’s new single, Jungle Fever, debuted at the number one position on both the YFM #Bombchart and the #YUrbanTop40 chart over the weekend.

Nal’ibali launches its national ‘Story Bosso’ storytelling competition

9:29 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
This September, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is launching a nationwide storytelling competition to find South Africa’s first ‘Story Bosso’. 

Gorilla Creative Media work makes EMEA Smarties shortlist

9:16 AM (Yesterday) Awards
After coming away with four wins at the South Africa MMA Smarties Awards in Durban, the happy news continued when it was announced that two Gorilla campaigns had made the prestigious EMEA Smarties shortlist. 

Sexpo joins the Film and Publication Board to promote positive sexuality

8:59 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Sex needs to be healthy, consensual and safe. As partners, Sexpo and the Film and Publication Board (FPB) are working to promote this message, to help fight against child pornography and child trafficking, and to empower people to enjoy a healthy sexual lifestyle.

Jack Parow and Loki Rothman join Harley-Davidson to raise funds for CANSA

7:35 AM (Yesterday) CSI
Harley-Davidson® Africa and its 12 authorised dealer partners is calling on all South Africans to join the 2015 Fearless cause, which aims to raise awareness and funds in aid of Breast Cancer. 

Alliance Media secures another airport contract

15:57 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News

Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) in Gaborone re-opens on the Friday, 18 September and once again Alliance Media has been awarded the exclusive indoor and outdoor media contract.

20th Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo deemed a resounding success

15:47 PM (2 Days ago) Media News

The 20th Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo, which took place from Thursday, 27 to Sunday, 30 August at the CTICC attracted just over 38 000 visitors looking to create, decorate and renovate their homes.

August winds can kill, warns Virseker

15:21 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
The month of August is notorious for stormy winds that can cause pandemonium in an instant. “We recently saw in the news how the force of the wind toppled a large truck close to the Hugenot tunnel, so high winds are certainly no joke,” says Elmarie Twilley, spokesperson for Afrikaans insurer, Virseker. 

Durban Fashion Fair announces winners of its Recognition Awards

15:21 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) - now in its fourth year, hosted by Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo, ended with a bang with the first ever Durban Fashion Fair Recognition Awards held at the SUNdeck at Suncoast.

4 signs that your small business has (finally) arrived

15:18 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
There is no shortage of articles, seminars and textbooks that claim to tell you how to run a successful small business, but few of them define exactly what it means to succeed. Yet it’s important as a small business owner to know what you’re striving for every day so that you can stay focused on your goals. So says Steven Cohen, head of Sage One AAMEA.

Inscape Education Group partners with SABC Education for massive design bursary giveaway

15:12 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News

Inscape Education Group in conjunction with SABC Education are giving away R1-million worth of Design Bursaries to current grade 12 pupils who wish to study in 2016.

CCTV is a formidable solution in the fight against crime, says Dialdirect

15:00 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) is becoming increasingly popular as both a deterrent to crime and an invaluable source of evidence if anyone breaks the law. So says Warwick Scott-Rodger, head of Dialdirect.

VIDI stocks up on proudly South African film and TV

14:47 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment

To commemorate Heritage Day on Thursday, 24 September, VIDI has lined up some exclusive documentaries - all of which have been produced and filmed locally.

Cash for Cans provides a sustainable income for collectors

14:28 PM (2 Days ago) CSI
The ‘Cash for Cans’ initiative remains one of Collect-a-Can’s flagship programmes. Thousands of unemployed people generate a much-needed income stream for themselves and their families from the collection of empty cans.

Expand a Sign gets cooking for a cause

14:23 PM (2 Days ago) CSI

Expand a Sign recently assisted the Hope for Brooklyn potjie competition by sponsoring gazebos for the children’s play area and also entered a team into the competition.

Rise! gets a new host

14:09 PM (2 Days ago) Media News

Mbali Qotyana has just joined the talk show Rise! which airs on SABC1 every Tuesday at 18:00. Qotyana will join the panel of hosts, which comprises of a dynamic group of women. 

AXXO to host first Exhibitor Training Day

13:58 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AXXO) hosts their first ever Exhibitor Training Day as a complementary service for AAXO-affiliated exhibitors on Wednesday, 14 October at the Ticketpro Dome.

Changing thousands of lives, one bicycle and book at a time

13:51 PM (2 Days ago) CSI
After donating bicycles to learners from 20 rural schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Eastern Cape in April and May – Volkswagen SA together with its partners Qhubeka and World Vision South Africa returned to a KwaZulu-Natal school to conduct bike maintenance, a road safety clinic and deliver backpacks filled with books and stationery. 

DrupalCamp Cape Town 2015 to bring top local web developers to the Mother City

13:14 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
DrupalCamp Cape Town 2015 is set to bring together South Africa’s top web developers and users to the Mother City on Friday. 4 September to showcase the latest innovations being generated through the Drupal content management platform. 

Nimrod Nkosi is the new host of Utatakho

12:33 PM (2 Days ago) Media News

Motivational speaker and well-known presenter, Nimrod Nkosi, will host docu-reality show Utatakho starting Tuesday, 1 September.

Grey Africa stands with Stan Andrews

12:23 PM (2 Days ago) CSI
Stand with Stan, is a non-profit organisation created to provide access to prosthetics for amputees that do not have the means to purchase their own, or may have very bad prosthetics which could be doing more harm than good. 

Survey finds out what SA women wish they had more time for

12:14 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
A 1st for Women Insurance survey has revealed that SA moms are stretched thin, take very little time for themselves, and wish they had more time for everyone else.
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